Can colon polyps cause constipation?

Yes. Although there are many causes of constipation including hypothyroidism, changes in bowel habits should be a case of concern. If a polyp or others mass obstructs the lumen of the bowel, it can cause constipation. To rule out obstructive causes of constipation, a colonoscopy is recommended.
Probably not... But lots of other things can (some benign and others not). Please refer to the many quality answers on healthtap regarding causes of constipation, and approaches to diagnosis and treatment. At 76 years old, evaluation is definitely in order for you--please see your doctor.

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What is the cause for colon polyps? I went in for my five year colonoscopy and they removed three. Five years ago, they removed two. These are benign

Not known. It is good that you had colonoscopy and had the polyps removed. We do not know the exact cause of polyps. It is likely a combination of genetics, diet and environment. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Read more...

Can an overdose of ionized radiation in one year cause colon polyps more than 20 years later?

No. Overdose of radiation can cause all kinds of problem that are very serious but polyps is not one of them. Polyps however are very common and there are even genetic predisposition to them such as familial polyposis syndrome. Colonoscopy has become a standard of care and when polyps are encountered they are removed and more frequent colonoscopy performed. Read more...
Colonic polyps. Most of the colonic polyps are benign but some have the potential to become cancerous. It is not possible to tell by just looking and thus polyps are removed to be examined microscopically to be certain that they are no early cancerous changes. There are some genetically related syndromes that predispose young patients to develop multiple polyps with malignant potential but radiation is not relate. Read more...

How do you remove colon polyps?

By scope vs. surgery. If your colon polyps are identified colonoscopically, they can be removed piecemeal by cold biopsy, or cauterized by wrapping a snare around the polyp & adding electricity. Even large polyps can be colonoscopically removed in their entirety by emr (endoscopic mucosal resection). Invasive adenomas, dysplastic polyps, & frank malignancies may require surgery (usually laparoscopic). Read more...